Former Hattiesburg business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

Former Hattiesburg business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A former Hattiesburg business owner will serve two years in prison and pay back more than $165,000 in back taxes after a sentence handed down by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Michael Super, 44, for federal tax evasion last week. Super pleaded guilty to the charge in February.

According to U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Thomas Holloman III, Acting Special Agent in Charge with IRS Criminal Investigation, Super failed to pay trust fund taxes on behalf of the employees of Eagle Eye Security Services, a company Super owned and operated.

To avoid IRS attempts to collect the unpaid taxes, Super opened a new business and transferred all of his clients and assets from Eagle Eye into the new company.

When the IRS went after Super's second company, he pulled the change again by opening a third business, according to federal investigators.

In all, Super evaded paying $165,075.92 in federal taxes.

The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Fulcher.